From: Jim Thompson
Subject: Re: Who owns your mind?
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Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 21:56:25 GMT
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On Thu, 28 Nov 2002 21:47:11 GMT,
In Newsgroup: sci.electronics.design,
Entitled: "Re: Who owns your mind?",
Wrote the following:
|"Spehro Pefhany" wrote in message
|> On Thu, 28 Nov 2002 07:42:17 GMT, the renowned "Mike"
|> >"Sir Charles W. Shults III" wrote in message
|> >> Most companies make it sound as if you had better bag groceries,
|> >> houses, or wash cars if you leave them. Absolutely not!
|> >Depends on the contract you signed...
|> I think in at least some jurisdictions a contract that makes it
|> effectively impossible for you to earn a living in your field would be
|> illegal, and thus unenforceable.
|Many of my coworkers made the same argument. Our attorney assured us they
|were all wrong: you are free to sign a contract in which you promise not to
|work as an engineer. There's nothing illegal about it.
|-- Mike --
You should get a new attorney. There's lots of case law saying it's
an illegal contract.
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